Today looks like a nice day to run The 38th Marine Corps Marathon.

So, by the time this auto-posts,  I should be at the starting line of the Marine Corps Marathon. Or somewhere around it at any rate.

I am writing this the night before, as I prepare to toss and turn in bed..  The Expo was  a success –

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I picked up my bib, Mock and lots of cool shwag.  I also bought the official Marine Corps Marathon Brooks Jacket.  (The red and black is way better than last years blue one.)  Both are packed up in my “bag-check” to be good to go tomorrow for my post-race OMG I CANT WALK clothing.

Clothes are laid out..

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Water bottles/belt are ready to go.

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Disposable warm clothes – ready to go.

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My training has been solid, so I know I will do well.  My goal?  I plan on completing it around 4:20 at the slowest – which will beat Oprah’s time of 4:29.  (In other words, I plan on running faster than Oprah’s 10:16/mile no matter what!), with 4 hours being the fastest I could do.



I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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One comment on “Today looks like a nice day to run The 38th Marine Corps Marathon.
  1. davehuseman says:

    Congratulations on a great MCM! I hope it was well worth all of the hard work and training, and the two disappointing years of injury that kept you from doing it earlier. What a great accomplishment! Surely something that you can be very proud of. Welcome to the ever growing, but still exclusive club of marathoners, and more exclusive club of Marine Corps Marathoners!!!

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